may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


"Do not foresake me o my darlin.."
Gary Cooper slim thin tall gaunt strides down a black and white street
to meet his nemesis.1963,the Presidential cavalcade approaches Dealey Plaza
Lee Harvey Oswald in that Texas Book Repository with his carbine.
John Wilkes Booth at the theater of blood with Abraham Lincoln
Lt.William Calley taking sole responsibility for My Lai massacre of hundreds
Afghanistan,one soldier sneaks off base to slaughter 14 women and children
In France,one lone motorcycle rider shoots French Arabs ,then Jewish children
"Rather have a boy with a guitar than a man with a gun"
Behind every lone gunman-centuries of duels,conspiracies,vendettas,assassinations
Arch Duke Ferdinand 's end began World War One.Wars have already begun.
We no longer need any more lone gunmen.

Innocent after World War 2,liberating those death camps
Forcing nearby villagers to see the corpses in Belsen,Buchenwald,Auschwitz,
refusing to believe their plea"we did not know"/making them dispose of the bodies
along with the agents of harm "merely following orders"
In 2012,we know of the slaughter of civilians/by our troops/drones/orders
Until we are shot in our own (Syrian/Afghani/Iraqi)homes,bombed in our Gaza rubble
wounded as "collateral damage"-this warning against the next /continuing war
will merely be an accusation for the next Nuremberg Tribunal to be held in Palestine.

Half our life is dreaming/our waking life tip of iceberg
Stronger than TITANIC,we rescript ourselves,refresh,revive
when we sink in to the bed of roses.Day dramas get resolved
Space time curves in ellipses-we travel time and become particle consciousness
Perspective comes when our eyes are opened/when they are softly closed and fluttering

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